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so valve caps are green. Thats about the difference. how much they charge you for that


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Have had it in a few cars and 2 trailers. It is nice in the trailer as the tires hold their pressure and only rarely do you need to add "air" I normally keep adding air and in a few years when I have a moment I may stop and have new nitro done but certainly do not make a big deal about it.


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OEMs started using N2 because it turned out to be cheaper than a large filter-drier system on their shop air. Unless you are racing on a track with dedicated racing tires, where 1 couple psi has a measurable difference in lap times, it's not necessary. The nitrogen itself isn't even the real benefit (regular is is mostly N2 anyways). It's the lack of moisture that makes N2 tire fills beneficial. Moisture in your tire-air will make tire pressure vary more with heat. And for OEMs, it alleviates moisture concerns that could shorten the life of their tire-pressure-sensors.


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Posted: 07/16/20 10:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Until it is mandated by the tire manufacturer just apply some forgetaboutit.


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Posted: 07/16/20 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can buy a disposable inline moisture filter for your air compressor line for less than $3 at Harborfreight or spend a few dollars more and get one that only needs changing occasionally. I do like the bright Green Valve Stem caps though [emoticon]


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Everything you never wanted to know about nitrogen in tires.


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Nitrogen filled tires are for racing and aircraft. No need for them on a rod vehicle.


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Actually I think Nitrogen is a benefit. A point to note, just got new tires for my car and Costco uses Nitrogen.

Nitrogen doesn't expand and contract as much as typical air from a compressor due to moisture, so, when your tires get hot, the Nitrogen tire does not expand as much, or have as much of a pressure change. I liked this in my car, which has low profile tires. My first set, which had Nitrogen lasted much longer than my second set of tires that did not have Nitrogen. So, from my experience, it is a benefit.

Finally, your question. No worries, check as normal, if air is needed any air will suffice. You can mix, if you will, there is no difference to the tire. If you have a flat, or have to replace a tire, you don't have to have a nitrogen tire, but I think for the benefits, it is good to keep them the same.

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OK - I didn't watch this entire video here - but the only point that matters is that he is talking about paying for Nitrogen. I have had it in 3 vehicles and have never paid for Nitrogen. The first time I used it they were going to charge me 5$ for all 4 tires, but after doing it, they didn't charge me. I had him do 2 cars. So, if it is free, why not. There are some benefits.

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Think about it , it would be near impossible to purge a tire on a rim , could not be done even with a vacumn pump .So your empty tire is sitting there 100 per cent full of air , then they add a little nitrogen to bring it up to pressure . And then charge you or not !

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